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Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze
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Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze

  Villarreal boss, Unai Emery has described Super Eagles international, Samuel Chukwueze’s return to form as great news for the club. According to the former Arsenal boss “Chukwueze’s return is news for the future of the team in this final part of the season.” The Spaniards added that the team were “beginning to see the Chukwueze that most fans knew and that this year for some reasons we had not seen.” The Super Eagles attacker overcame a groin injury, which needed surgery after it compromised his performances over time. And despite the Yellow Marines’ defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, the Nigerian forward was the most dangerous player on the pitch. Also speaking about the player, popular sports figure, Javier Mata of AS newspaper pointed out that Chukwue...
VP Osinbajo Speaks Against Ban On Cryptocurrency (Video)
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VP Osinbajo Speaks Against Ban On Cryptocurrency (Video)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the country instead of the ban placed on it by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Osinbajo made the call when he spoke at the Bankers Committee Vanguard in Lagos State today February 26. He shared a video of his speech via his Instagram handle, with the caption; "First is that there is no question that blockchain technology generally and cryptocurrencies in particular will in the coming years challenge traditional banking, including reserve banking, in ways that we cannot yet imagine so we need to be prepared for that seismic shift. Clearly the future of money and finance, especially for traditional banking, must be as exciting as it is frightening. But as we have seen in many other sectors disruption...
What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho
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What I Will be Remembered For at Tottenham – Jose Mourinho

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that he would be remembered in the club’s history for good reasons and not for bad. Mourinho said this while rubbishing rumours about his future at Tottenham. Speculation about Mourinho’s future increased last Sunday as Tottenham slipped to ninth position on the Premier League table following a 2-1 defeat at West Ham. But the former Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid head coach is now confident that he will turn the situation around. Speaking at his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday night, Mourinho said, “I believe that we will win through and that I will be in Tottenham’s history for the good reasons and not...
Cubana Chief Priest says “Yahaya Bello is the future” as he meets him for the first time
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Cubana Chief Priest says “Yahaya Bello is the future” as he meets him for the first time

Celebrity barman, Cubana Chief Priest has showered praises on Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello after meeting him for the first time. The king of nightlife who paid Yahaya Bello paid a courtesy visit in Lokoja the Kogi state capital endorsed him as the future. In his words, "Spent Quality Time With The Youngest Governor Of Our Great Party APC🧹 @officialgybkogi Dude Is The Future, So Humble, Very Smart N Above All wise. Am So Impressed With The Future He Shared With Me, I Need To Be More Closer To This Young Living Legend, So I Have Made Up My Mind Am Bringing My Luxury Entertainment Brand Down To Lokoja "Am Not Alone Am With His Excellency Gov. Yahaya Bello Our Future Is Super Bright E Choke !!!! #CelebrityBarMan".
We Suffered a lot, Arteta Knows Everything – Guardiola
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We Suffered a lot, Arteta Knows Everything – Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team suffered a lot following their 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday. Guardiola also praised Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, adding that his former assistant “knows everything” about football. Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal ensured Man City defeated Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Speaking after the game, Guardiola told Sky Sports: “It was hard like we expected it would be. We suffered a lot. It’s difficult to play against Arsenal and Mikel [Arteta]. That’s why I give the players incredible credit for this victory. “Mikel knows everything. He’s so good. It’s not because he’s my friend. He’s so clever. I learn a lot watching his teams. Today I learned something that I can use in the future. He knows everything abo...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that it is too soon for the club to decide Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s current contract with Chelsea will expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether the France World Cup winner will be offered a new contract. The former Arsenal star has made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. The 34-year-old, however, didn’t feature as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Tuchel said as quoted by Sport Review: “No decision has been made [on Giroud’s future] because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season. ...
Real Madrid, Barcelona Receive Price tag For Camavinga
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Real Madrid, Barcelona Receive Price tag For Camavinga

  Football agent, Jonathan Barnett, has said that one of his clients, Eduardo Camavinga will be “the best midfielder in the world”, soon. For this reason, the agent added that his client will only leave his current club Rennes for top club European clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and two others. Furthermore, the agent told Goal that the youngster will likely cost any suitor more than €50 million (£43.5m/$60m). Camavinga, who is widely rated as one of the best young players in world football at the moment, has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and other top clubs in Europe. Camavinga, Angola-born France International has enjoyed another superb season with the Ligue 1 side but is widely expected to be the subject of a move this summer. “At the moment, he...
Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG
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Pochettino Gives Fresh Update on Mbappe’s Future at PSG

  Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has provided an update on forward, Kylian Mbappe’s future at Le Parc des Princes. Mbappe, who led PSG to defeat Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at Camp Nou earlier this week, is yet to sign a new contract with the French Ligue 1 champions. The France international’s contract at PSG will expire in the summer of 2022. Providing an update on Mbappe ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Monaco this weekend, Pochettino said the 22-year-old’s uncertain future would “be clarified soon” following reports linking the player with a move away from PSG this summer. “PSG can give Mbappé all the tools he needs to be happy,” Pochettino told Catalunya Radio program Tot Costa. “I think it’ll be clarified soon.” ...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer

  Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will wait until this season ends, before deciding on Jose Mourinho’s future as manager of the club, ESPN reports. Mourinho is under increasing pressure at the North London side after they slumped to ninth place in the Premier League. The Spurs have lost four times in their last five games. It is believed it would cost Levy around £30 million to sack Mourinho since he has a contract without a break clause until the summer of 2023. But it is not just the financial situation that is delaying a decision over the 58-year-old. Tottenham faces Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April and Mourinho can continue to fend off criticism, by insisting Spurs have a chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.
Hearn Hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder Fight
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Hearn Hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder Fight

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder can still be the “right” fight. However, Hearn admits the bout will not happen until at least, 2022. Joshua had been frustrated in his bid to agree a deal with Wilder. Any lingering hopes of a bout appeared to be ended when Wilder’s WBC belt was ripped away by Tyson Fury last year. Joshua is currently in talks about a two-fight contract with Fury. But Hearn refused to rule out Joshua vs Wilder in the future. He told Sky Sports: “If it’s the right fight for AJ, not stylistically, but if it’s the right commercial fight. “Wilder knows he turned down the deal of a lifetime to fight Joshua, but he made his bed and respect to him. “All we’re focusing on is the Tyson Fury fight, and anyth...
Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award
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Enyeama Names PSG’s Mbappe as Favourite to Win Ballon d’Or Award

  Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in future. Mbappe put up an outstanding display, scoring a hat-trick as PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Mbappe is such a great player, future Ballon d’Or. Players like him make goalkeeping – such a beautiful job – a matchday dream,” Enyeama tweeted after the game. Mbappe, 22, has now become only the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against the Blaugrana. Faustino Asprilla did so for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv (both in 1997). In addition, Mbappe became just the second player to net at least twice at Camp Nou in European Cup/Champions League action after Feren...
Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG
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Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header, to take a big advantage into next month’s second leg. The loss leaves Barca on the cusp of a second successive trophyless season. They are also eight points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid having played a game more and lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal 2-0 against Sevilla last week. “If I was someone who gets happy when we win and then after a result like today said I had no desire to continue, that would be...
New Mom, Princess Eugenie Leaves Hospital with her Baby Son
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New Mom, Princess Eugenie Leaves Hospital with her Baby Son

New mom, Princess Eugenie has left the hospital with her baby son to begin family life with her husband Jack Brooksbank. On Friday morning, the Queen's granddaughter, 30, was all smiles as she was driven away from The Portland Hostpital by her husband, sitting in the back with their new arrival in his car seat. Princess Eugenie, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, was dressed in a comfortable-looking £90 A-line tartan 'Nap' dress by Hillhouse, and a classic £785 Maxmara camel coat. The couple welcomed the child on Tuesday at The Portland Hospital in central London. The child is yet to be named. The child is The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. ...
‘She’s not in Contact With him’: Kim Kardashian West is ‘Planning a Valentine’s Day Celebration Without Kanye West’ amid ‘Divorce’
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‘She’s not in Contact With him’: Kim Kardashian West is ‘Planning a Valentine’s Day Celebration Without Kanye West’ amid ‘Divorce’

Kim Kardashian West is reportedly planning a Valentine's Day celebration without her husband, Kanye West amid divorce rumors. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is said to not be in contact with her husband, 43, and is expected to spend Valentine's Day with their kids, North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months, and other family. An insider told PEOPLE: 'Kim is great. She has a Valentine's Day celebration planned with her kids and family. She likes to make it special for the kids. 'She doesn't have any contact with Kanye. It's obvious that she is just focused on the future.' It was recently claimed that Kanye is 'less than thrilled' that his divorce from the reality star, 40, will be broadcast on TV. Kim will reportedly discuss the end of her marri...
EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United
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EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United

Mino Raiola, agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has promised not to address his client’s future at Old Trafford after the player was linked with a return to Juventus. Reports had emerged in Italy that Juventus are preparing a move for Pogba at the end of the 2020/21 season. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal with Man United and Raiola had said publicly in December that the France World Cup winner will not sign an extension. However, when asked about Pogba’s potential move to Juventus this summer, Raiola told reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t want to talk about the 27-year-old’s future because people get nervous and don’t sleep at night. “Pogba must also be left alone. When I speak, people get nervous, they don’t sleep at night, so I d...
F1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton Signs ‘£40m-a-year Mercedes Contract’ to end Speculation Over his Future
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F1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton Signs ‘£40m-a-year Mercedes Contract’ to end Speculation Over his Future

Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton has finally signed his new Mercedes contract reportedly worth £40million-a-year, ending speculation over his future. The seven-time world champion's initial deal with the all-conquering Silver Arrows expired on the final day of December 2020. Mercedes's team principal, Toto Wolff indicated at the end of January that they were in talks over renewing his deal, but admitted having a disagreement with his star driver on Zoom over the terms of his latest deal. It was reported that Hamilton was holding out for a three-year deal, while the Silver Arrows were reluctant to agree to those terms. But the two parties have finally come to an agreement, with Hamilton's mega-money contract now confirmed ahead of the new season set to kick off in Ba...
Man United vs West Ham: Bruno Fernandes Makes Demands Ahead of FA Cup Clash
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Man United vs West Ham: Bruno Fernandes Makes Demands Ahead of FA Cup Clash

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has urged the Red Devils players to stop conceding easy goals. He advised them to quickly learn from their mistakes ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round tie with West Ham United on Tuesday. Fernandes said this following Man United’s dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday night at Old Trafford. The Portugal international, who scored a goal in Man United’s draw against Carlo Ancelotti’s men, told Premier League Productions: “I think we gave away the result, we gave away the game twice. “Because after being 2-0 up at half-time, coming into the second half in the way we did, it’s really bad. “We are conceding goals every game, we are conceding goals a lot of times, and at home, we concede too many goals. ...
Pogba ‘happy’ at Man Utd as Solskjaer responds to transfer speculation
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Pogba ‘happy’ at Man Utd as Solskjaer responds to transfer speculation

The midfielder continues to be linked with a transfer but the manager wouldn't be drawn on how long he will be at the club Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba is happy at Manchester United, despite ongoing speculation around his future, but would not comment on how long he will stay at the club. Pogba’s contract expires in the summer of 2022 and Goal understands there have been no talks over a new deal for the midfielder. Pogba’s brother said this week that the club would have to sell him in the next transfer window if they wanted to make any money or he would leave on a free transfer the year after.
EPL: Pires Claims Aaron Ramsey will Return to Arsenal
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EPL: Pires Claims Aaron Ramsey will Return to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Robert Pires, has predicted Aaron Ramsey will return to Emirates Stadium from Juventus in the near future. Ramsey left as a free agent in the summer of 2019. Since his departure, the Wales international has made 55 appearances for the Italian giants and helped them to Serie A and Supercoppa glory. He is tied to a contract through to the summer of 2023, by which time he will be 32 years of age. But Pires can see the Welshman heading back to Arsenal for a second stint. Pires has told TuttoJuve: “He is very intelligent and knows how to adapt everywhere, Juve is a very big club and Serie A is improving him even more. “He needs to stay a few more years and then he will return to Arsenal. “It is my belief; I am not a fortune teller.”...
‘Benzema has Lyon in his heart’ – Real Madrid star will return to France at some point, says former agent
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‘Benzema has Lyon in his heart’ – Real Madrid star will return to France at some point, says former agent

The Blancos frontman's old representative has backed him to retrace his steps in the near future Karim Benzema "has Lyon in his heart", according to his former agent Karim Djaziri, who says the Real Madrid star will return to France at some point. Benzema quickly emerged as one of the most potent young strikers in Europe after graduating to Lyon's senior squad back in 2004. The Frenchman hit 66 goals in 148 games for the club, helping them to win four consecutive Ligue 1 titles in the process.  
I Am Thinking About My Future – Kylian Mbappe
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I Am Thinking About My Future – Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has revealed he is thinking about his future with PSG amidst interest from big European clubs. There are speculations Mbappe will not be renewing his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain which will expire in 2022 as top European clubs continue to fight for the signature of the highly-rated forward. However, Mbappe himself is also concerned about the situation as he also wants to stay in PSG and will only extend his contract if it is only for a long time. "We're in talks with the club to find a project. I'm thinking about it because I think, if I renew, it'll be for a long time," Mbappe said after his side game against Montpellier on Friday "I'm very happy here, I always have been happy here. The fans, the club... they've always helped me. That's why I'll ...
Arteta Blasts Agent of Nigerian-born Striker
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Arteta Blasts Agent of Nigerian-born Striker

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has lashed out at Folarin Balogun’s agent, over the striker’s future. Speaking ahead of the FA Cup clash against Newcastle, Arteta on Thursday said he was unsure about Folarin’s representatives. Talks have been ongoing for months between the two parties over a new contract, with the 19-year-old’s current deal due to expire at the end of the season. But the discussions have yet to find an agreement, with Arsenal set to lose Folarin for free in the summer. Arteta remains hopeful a deal can still be done but admits he is unsure exactly what Balogun’s agent is thinking. “You need three parties to make a deal. For sure, the club wants to make a deal, the manager wants to make a deal, the player wants to stay and I’m not sure about the agent,” Ar...
PSG boss Leonardo responds to Neymar’s Messi plea
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PSG boss Leonardo responds to Neymar’s Messi plea

The Brazilian has made his desire for a reunion clear, but it seems the Ligue 1 giants are not pursuing a deal for now Sporting director Leonardo has played down speculation linking Paris Saint-Germain with a sensational move for Lionel Messi. The 32-year-old’s future is the subject of intense scrutiny as it looks increasingly likely he will move on from Barcelona in the summer. Messi is into the final year of his contract at Camp Nou and, having expressed his desire to leave earlier this year, it seems a new deal is unlikely, meaning he would be able to leave on a free transfer.
‘Future Husband Locate Me, My Mates Are Getting Married’ – BBNaija Star, CeeC
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‘Future Husband Locate Me, My Mates Are Getting Married’ – BBNaija Star, CeeC

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and 1st runner-up in the 2018 Big Brother Naija reality TV show Cynthia Nwadiora popularly known as Cee-C took to her insta-story to beg her future husband to locate her as she prepares to attend a wedding. In a 20sec video which she posted on her story, she could be heard saying: "Future husband my mates are getting married. I don't know what you are waiting for. This is the last wedding I am going to attend as single. you better locate me". Watch the video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus
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Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus

  The Borussia Monchengladbach defender is impressive in the present and has a bright future, according to the 1990 World Cup star Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter has been favourably compared to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. Only defending champions Bayern Munich and third-placed RB Leipzig have conceded fewer goals than Gladbach in the early weeks of the Bundesliga season, and much of that is due to the influence of Ginter, Matthaus has claimed. The centre-back, who has not missed a second of action for his side this season, turns 27 in January and the World Cup winner believes that his best is ahead of him.
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

Arsenal misfit Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta snubbed the German for the win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present. The Gunners’ top earner continues to pocket a hefty wage, despite not featuring at all since football restarted. Ozil was left out completely as Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, despite a host of fringe players making the team. And Arteta says he must pick the players in the best shape, hinting Ozil will struggle to get back into the starting XI at the Emirates. “The players that we are changing that we are using,” he said after victory. It is very difficult for Mes...
Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig
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Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig

The Spaniard is viewed as a future prospect at Camp Nou but his short-term future could lie elsewhere Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has told Riqui Puig he should leave the club on loan. Puig, 21, has been linked with a move from Barca, and played no part in Saturday's 1-0 Joan Gamper Trophy win over Elche at Camp Nou. The young midfielder joined La Masia in 2013 and made his La Liga debut in early 2019 before making 12 appearances in all competitions for the first-team last season.  
Arsenal told Guendouzi-Aouar deal won’t happen as Lyon have no interest in Gunners midfielder
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Arsenal told Guendouzi-Aouar deal won’t happen as Lyon have no interest in Gunners midfielder

Juninho, who is sporting director of the Ligue 1 outfit, says a French star in north London is “the wrong profile” for his side Arsenal have been informed that no deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Houssem Aouar will be considered by Lyon, with the Ligue 1 club’s sporting director ruling out a player-plus-cash agreement. The Gunners are reported to have stepped up their interest in a highly-rated 22-year-old playmaker. Aouar continues to see his stock rise in France and, with Lyon set to be without European football in 2020-21, is expected to secure a high-profile switch at some stage in the near future.
Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United  Interest
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Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United Interest

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has finally spoken out on the speculation surrounding his future, as Manchester United continue their bid to sign him this summer. United have missed an August 19 deadline set by the Bundesliga outfit to complete a transfer. However, the Red Devils are still interested in Sancho, who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority ahead of the new season. “I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,” Sancho told Soccerbible. “It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training. “I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my h...
Lionel Messi Tells Ronald Koeman That He Does Not See His Future At Camp Nou
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Lionel Messi Tells Ronald Koeman That He Does Not See His Future At Camp Nou

Lionel Messi met with FC Barcelona’s new coach Ronald Koeman to discuss the new sporting project. The Argentine told Koeman that he does not see his future clearly at Barça and thinking of leaving more than staying, according to the reliable Rac1. However, Messi is aware that leaving this summer would be very difficult due to his contract. Barcelona knows Messi’s intention is to possibly leave, but they maintain he is still under contract until 2021 and will not consider what he said to Koeman. It turns out that the initial rumors about the Barcelona legend willing to leave his home club are true, and whether Barcelona is planning to keep him remains unknown.
‘I believe he could do Real Madrid’ – Nagelsmann has what it takes to manage world’s biggest teams, says Rangnick
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‘I believe he could do Real Madrid’ – Nagelsmann has what it takes to manage world’s biggest teams, says Rangnick

The RB Leipzig boss has caught the eye both for his fashion sense and for his team's success, and he is being tipped for a bright future. Julian Nagelsmann has been tipped as a possible Real Madrid head coach of the future after guiding RB Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals. The acclaim came from his predecessor at Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick, who until recently was also in charge of sport and development at Red Bull. Rangnick has been impressed by how 33-year-old Nagelsmann has fared in his first season as Leipzig boss, with the former Hoffenheim head coach leading the team to third place in the Bundesliga.
Uber, Bolt Drivers Face Uncertain Future As Lagos Begins New Regulations
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Uber, Bolt Drivers Face Uncertain Future As Lagos Begins New Regulations

Respite for drivers on e-hailing services will end later in August when Lagos State Government’s new regulations for ride-hailing services take effect. Under the new regulations, which were earlier scheduled to take effect in March, third-party operators like Uber and Bolt that have over 1000 drivers on their platforms will pay ₦25 million licencing fee and ₦10 million annual renewal fee. Those that have less than 1000 drivers will pay a licensing fee of ₦10 million and an annual renewal fee of ₦5 million if they have less than 1000 drivers. Operators who directly own their cars and employ their drivers will pay only the license fee of ₦5 million if such operators have below 50 drivers. Those who have over 50 drivers will pay ₦10 million for the operating license. E-hailin...
‘When I Score my First Goal, it’s Coming Off’ – Liverpool Wonderkid Elliott Reveals Haircut Promise
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‘When I Score my First Goal, it’s Coming Off’ – Liverpool Wonderkid Elliott Reveals Haircut Promise

The talented Reds starlet is hoping he won't have to wait much longer before breaking his scoring duck for the club - and getting a trim Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott has revealed his haircut promise to the rest of the squad, insisting "when I score my first goal, it's coming off". Elliott has emerged as one of the brightest young prospects in the Reds academy since joining the club from Fulham in July 2019. The 17-year-old has already appeared in eight senior matches for Jurgen Klopp's side, with his last coming in the crucial 4-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace on June 24. He was rewarded for an impressive first year at Anfield with his first professional contract two weeks later, as he committed his future to the club through to 2023.
Arteta Gives Update on Ozil’s Future After 2-1 Defeat at Tottenham
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Arteta Gives Update on Ozil’s Future After 2-1 Defeat at Tottenham

Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal remains uncertain, after he was again missing in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Ozil, who has one year left on his deal, had initially been a key man during Arteta’s first months at the Emirates. But since the COVID-19 lockdown and the return to Premier League action last month, the German playmaker has been frozen out. Ozil failed to make the squad for the trip to Manchester City, before being left on the bench at both Brighton and Southampton. He has since been completely absent for five successive games, including the FA Cup quarter-final win at Sheffield United. Speaking after the 2-1 loss to Jose Mourinho’s men this weekend, he was once more asked about Ozil’s situation. “He’s...
Juventus must be patient with Rabiot but he will reach the top, says Blanc
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Juventus must be patient with Rabiot but he will reach the top, says Blanc

A man who worked with the French playmaker at Paris Saint-Germain wants to see him fulfil his potential at the Allianz Stadium Juventus must be "patient" with Adrien Rabiot, according to Laurent Blanc, who has described the midfielder as a "great talent". Rabiot completed a free transfer to Juve last summer after an acrimonious departure from Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old was ostracised at Parc des Princes after refusing to sign a new deal, and ultimately decided to continue his development in Italy after months of speculation over his future.
Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police
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Family of Man Who Died in Detention Demand Answers from the Nigerian Police

The family of a man named Godwin Chukwudi Julius Akano, 48, who died while in police detention, are asking for answers from the police. The late Julius, an importer of goods from Europe, was arrested on May 22 for alleged complicity in a case of fraud with one Obinali Osunwoke. He was arrested alongside his wife, Ogochukwu, but she was later released in the evening of the same day. Julius died in police custody on Saturday June 6. His family are now asking for an explanation from the State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department, SCIID, Panti. The spokesman for the family, Mr Nnamdi Akano, said the late Julius, despite obvious signs of serious illness and complaints, was denied medical help until it was too late. Akano said: “He ought to have been given or allowed...
The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says
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The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says

US President, Donald Trump has said the country will have a dim future if he loses the 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden is elected. According to Trump, the US will be like Minneapolis if he loses and will go in 'a recession like never seen.'   Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of looting and rioting in the city and  'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country. Trump speaking in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr. that aired on Friday, he said; 'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've n...
“We must never give up” –  Tyler Perry bares his soul in an exclusive feature for People Magazine
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“We must never give up” – Tyler Perry bares his soul in an exclusive feature for People Magazine

Tyler Perry is this week’s People Magazine cover star and in the issue, the filmmaker penned an essay about hope and his vision for the American future. Tyler Perry shared a part of himself as he read out his powerful and personal essay in the video. When People Magazine reached out to Tyler Perry for the essay he had said no at first, and in the video he explained why he had refused initially, “I’m exhausted from all the hate and the division, the vitriol that I see online from one to another. I’m exhausted from seeing these kinds of senseless murders play out over and over again with no changes in our society.” While speaking about #GeorgeFloyd, Perry said; “The level of racism and brutality that George Floyd faced is something that we as black people know all too well. When I saw tha...
Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan
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Arsenal should give Aubameyang ‘performance-based’ deal – Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Jordan

The Gabon International is yet to commit a new deal with the Gunners with a year left to run on his existing contract Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has advised Arsenal to give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract which is "performance-based". The 31-year-old Gabonese forward's deal at the Emirates Stadium expires in June 2021 and there has been no progress in talks to renew his contract. He recently admitted that nothing has been brought to the table and he is yet to personally decide on his future.
Rakitic wants ‘clarity’ over Barcelona future
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Rakitic wants ‘clarity’ over Barcelona future

The 32-year-old has been linked with a move to Italy, but he says he would prefer to remain at Camp Nou for the time being Ivan Rakitic is seeking clarity over his future at Barcelona amid ongoing rumours linking him with a summer move. The Croatian midfielder was reportedly offered the chance to join Paris Saint-Germain last summer as part of a deal that would have seen Neymar return to Spain, and he is said to be a potential target for Italian sides Inter and Juventus. The 32-year-old’s contract at Camp Nou expires in 2021 and he has lost his regular place in the first-team this season, having started just 10 of the 21 La Liga games in which he has featured. Although he would prefer to stay with the Spanish giants for at least another year, he says he is open to o...
Real Sociedad president Aperribay confident keeping Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard
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Real Sociedad president Aperribay confident keeping Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is confident keeping Martin Odegaard for next season. The Real Madrid midfielder is in season one of a two season loan with La Real. "We're very hopeful that he'll continue with us, but we also can't pull the wool over our eyes," Aperribay told El Diario Vasco. Aperribay was asked if the club would need to sell any players in order to balance the books as a result of the coronavirus crisis. "Absolutely not," he stated. "This crisis will have an effect on La Real, because it has come at such an important time for the club with the remodelling of the stadium but, luckily, our finances are strong and we have made good investments in a young squad which has a bright future."
‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games
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‘It will be different for everyone’ – Chelsea manager Lampard on ‘difficult’ preparations for behind closed doors games

The Blues boss has discussed the challenges facing his squad ahead of the Premier League restart later this month Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has opened up on the difficult preparations for upcoming behind-closed-doors games, insisting the experience in empty stadiums "will be different for everyone". Premier League clubs across England are currently gearing up for a return to the pitch after a three-month hiatus, with lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic slowly beginning to ease. All of the season's remaining fixtures are set to be played behind-closed-doors, with social distancing measures still in effect due to the continued threat of Covid-19. Supporters will be forced to watch on from their homes as the players get back to business in stadiums which a...
Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption
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Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption

If the Reds end their 30-year wait for a league title in 2020, their manager is happy to put off the open-top bus until the time is right Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested holding a Premier League title parade next season when coronavirus restrictions could be eased. The Reds were just two wins from securing their first league triumph in 30 years when the 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the pandemic. The Premier League is set to return on June 17, but matches will be held behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, denying fans the opportunity to celebrate inside Anfield.
Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future
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Yaya Toure Predicts What’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in Future

Former Manchester City midfield maestro, Yaya Toure, has predicted that the current Super Eagles squad can make Nigeria rule Africa again in the future. The Ivory Coast legend believes the emergence of new talents like Nantes’ Simon Moses, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, will help Gernot Rohr’s men retain their place among the best countries in Africa. “Nigeria has some interesting players coming through, like Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, and many more. “They have always been a force in Africa and the talents coming through will make them better in the future,” Toure was quoted by Brila.net as saying. Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title three times in the past. They finished third-p...
Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt
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Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt

The Dutchman has spoken on a series of subjects and has committed his future to the Bianconeri Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of his generation, according to Matthijs de Ligt. The Portuguese is in his second season in Turin, having made the leap to Juve from Real Madrid after a spell in which he established himself as a club legend by winning four Champions Leagues and scoring more goals for Los Blancos than anyone in history. At 35 years old, he has maintained his remarkable standard at Juventus Stadium, this season scoring 25 goals in 32 outings in all competitions, including a streak of 11 goals in 11 successive Serie A games – a run ended by Inter immediately before the coronavirus pandemic caused play to halt.
Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up
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Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up

The Spanish veteran will not renew his contract at Stamford Bridge and seems to be on his way to the Italian capital Pedro is set to depart Chelsea in the summer with Roma most likely to sign the winger on a free transfer, Goal can confirm. Discussions between the 32-year-old and the Serie A side began in April with the dialogue getting close to a conclusion in the last 48 hours. The Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season, forcing him to consider his future.
Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split
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Bellerin drained from Arsenal pay-cut split

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was left drained by pay-cut negotiations last month. ESPN reports the negotiations took a toll on Bellerin as he felt caught between looking out for the best interests of his team-mates, while also recognising the financial realities of the north London club. However, the report also claims Bellerin still remains fully invested in coach Mikel Arteta's vision for the future. The 25-year-old is under contract until 2023 and this puts Arsenal in a strong position to rebuff any interest in the Spaniard. However, there is some concern at the club that the right-back may try and push for a transfer if they fail in then plans to progress
Divorce lawyers reveal ridiculous reasons why couples ended their marriage
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Divorce lawyers reveal ridiculous reasons why couples ended their marriage

Till death do us part" is a vow most people make at their wedding. However, a new revelation made by divorce lawyers has shown that people sometimes leave their marriage for the most ridiculous reasons. Divorce lawyers from the US and UK revealed the outrageous reasons clients have given for ending their marriage, including a couple who disagreed about cat food and a wife who was angry after her husband brought his mother on their honeymoon. The anonymous accounts were shared on Reddit and collated by Bored Panda. In the thread, people shared their outrageous divorce stories. One lawyer revealed that her client got a divorce because her husband "insisted on bringing his mother on their honeymoon. Because his mother was still breastfeeding him." She added: "Yes, the husband, a g...
Ondo Court Stops Muslim Cleric from Taking 16 year Old Girl as his 9th Wife
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Ondo Court Stops Muslim Cleric from Taking 16 year Old Girl as his 9th Wife

Justice Aderemi Adegoroye of an Akure Family court in Ondo state, has stopped a Muslim cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Lateef, from taking a 16-year-old girl as his 9th wife. According to reports, Lateef had approached the parents of the girl in 2019 when she was 15 to seek her hand in marriage. Despite protests by the teenager, her parents forced her to accept the proposal, and a day was fixed for the wedding. The teenager fled their Ore home on the day fixed for the wedding with support from her brother to Akure, the state capital. She was said to have gone to the state's Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to report her parents. She was sheltered and legal works began to stop the marriage. Alhaji Lateef and the girl’s parents were arraigned at the Family Court for breaching ...